• Olympic: Three Parks in One

    Olympic

    National Park Washington

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  • Olympic Hot Springs Road Closed

    The Elwha Valley's Olympic Hot Springs Road is closed to public entry beyond the Altair Campground during removal of the Glines Canyon Dam. Olympic Hot Springs is not accessible from the Elwha.

Spruce Railroad Trail EA

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The Spruce Railroad Trail skirts the north shore of Lake Crescent.

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**NEW**
The 2012 Spruce Railroad Trail Environmental Assessment (SRRT EA) has been completed and a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) was released September 6, 2012. The selected alternative (Alternative 5) calls for improving the Spruce Railroad Trail for universal accessibility by building an eight-foot wide asphalt trail with an adjacent three-foot wide gravel shoulder. This project is part of President Obama's America's Great Outdoors Initiative.

The FONSI, errata, and one attachment have been added to the Olympic National Park Spruce Railroad Trail page of the NPS Planning, Environment and Public Comment website. Additional project planning and background documents are also available there.

 

FAQ on Spruce Railroad Trail EA and FONSI

News Release accouncing Spruce Railroad Trail EA FONSI.

Spruce Railroad Trail pages on NPS Planning, Environment and Public Comment website

More about visiting the Lake Crescent area.

Did You Know?

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Removal of two dams on the Elwha River is the second largest ecosystem restoration project in the National Park System.